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COTTONWOOD MOTT CREEK. Cottonwood Mott Creek, also called Mott Creek, rises north of U.S. Highway 62/70 on the eastern edge of the Caprock escarpment in extreme western Motley County (at 33°58' N, 101°01' W) and runs northeast for eight miles to its mouth on the Middle Pease River, eight miles northwest of Matador (at 34°04' N, 100°57' W). A Matador Ranch line camp (see COTTONWOOD MOTT LINE CAMP) was established on the creek near several springs known as Mott Camp Springs. These springs continued to flow until the mid-1970s. Much of the creek's drainage area was considered average to superior grazing land. The creek traverses gently rolling hills with some moderately steep slopes, surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"COTTONWOOD MOTT CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.